The Indo Project is asking you to save the date: Sunday, April 30th, 2023. There will be an ultimate event this year: the combination of the annual Holland Festival and the annual Dutch King’s Day celebration! This will allow everyone a unified event to celebrate our Dutch and Dutch East Indies heritage background. This event will return to the P.O.A. Gemmrig Park in Long Beach (behind Lowe’s) with typical Dutch street food and featuring a Heineken beer garden.
At this event, you can experience an Amsterdam-style outdoor party with typical Dutch and Indonesian street food and featuring a Heineken beer garden. Fun attractions for adults and kids, Dutch style flea-market, photo ops, live music, and Dutch DJ’s dance party. Wearing orange is optional!
The Holland Festival has been organized for over thirty years and has become de facto the largest family and friends gathering for Dutch-Americans in Southern California. Dutch King’s Day is a national holiday in the Netherlands in honor of the monarch’s birthday. The actual birthday of King Willem Alexander is April 27th and is an official holiday in the Netherlands.
Previously, the Holland Festival date was moved from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. The first year was a wonderful well-attended event as people were coming out of the COVID19 times. However, last year’s Labor Day weekend was more difficult because of the intense heat wave. Now, it can be enjoyed along with celebrating the Dutch king during spring.
Tickets are already available and can be purchased through the Eventbrite event page. People are encouraged to purchase their tickets ahead of time, for express entrance. Tickets are $10.00 with an Eventbrite fee, totalling to a cost of $12.51 per online ticket. You don’t want to miss this event! Available tickets after the pre-sale will be available at the door. Parking will be $10.
The Indo Project will be there, of course, with new merchandise; come check the merchandise out and save money by avoiding shipping costs.
For The Indo Project (a non-profit organization), the festival has become an important annual event. It is the time that we connect in-person with our followers and supporters, mostly people who have roots in the former Dutch East Indies. We answer questions about our shared heritage and inform the audience about TIP’s mission: The Indo Project is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and celebration of Indo culture and history through education, unification and raising public awareness. It is a great opportunity to gather some of TIP’s educational materials and purchase merchandise to proudly show off our INDO PRIDE.